TEGNA Broadcasting and Digital General Discussion

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  1. mardek1995

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    I still think KUSA should've been the one testing the graphics instead, or at least a better choice than KXTV.
     
  2. Eat News

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    Your objection is noted for the record...

    It's a sacrifice.
    Like on Gilligans Island...who do you throw into the volcano to please the Gods?
    KXTV???
    Or Ginger ?

    The pretty ones always live.
    KXTV is a dog, and it's on it's way to a Korean BBQ.
     
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  4. mardek1995

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    Well now that I consider that article from FTVLive that Breaking News shared, I can see why Tegna introduced the new way of news onto the stations that they chose to introduce it to

    And about the article and the one before it, Scott forgot to mention that KSDK is also a struggling station (its even been well documented here in TVNT, so it needs no explanation), and I assume Cheatwood visited that station as well. Also, I have two questions (again):

    First, what's the next underperforming Tegna station that will introduce this new way of doing news? And second, whats the next station that'll get the new graphics (as in the one KXTV has)?
     
  5. YTownNewsGuy

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    Uh, KSDK isn't struggling. It's not as dominant as it once was but it's still a factor in ratings vs. KMOV and KTVI.
     
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  7. KevCor

    KevCor Owner of Nexstar Sinclair Broadcasting Media Group

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    From the Columbia Journal Review, it seems like TEGNA is going to continue to push "original" digital content and longer series features for their stations.


    SN: I'd venture to say TEGNA's "cost-cutting" on personnel costs over the last couple of year is what's helping fund this foray.
     
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    A few weeks ago WCSH/WLBZ led its 11PM weekend newscasts with a multi-part feature on how to prevent house break-ins produced by KGW. A sign of things to come, it would appear.
     
  9. mardek1995

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    People are more aware of cities in the us outside of their own than they were 20 years ago. Dont blame Tegna. Ok, blame them for Tegnitis, but blame the internet more for changing things so that we get info asap instead of waiting until the 6 o'clock news like we would've had to 20 years ago.
     
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    An end of an era in the Northwest. It's lights out for NWCN.


    Video courtesy of Derek Austin from YT
     
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    Apparently, TEGNA and Cox (the cable TV division) are about to go through a retrans battle -- the "Cox Customers Click Here" banner is up on station pages saying their retrans consent agreement ends at 11:59 on January 13, 2017:

    However, it only affects four stations out of their group: KPNX/Phoenix, WMAX/Macon, WWL/New Orleans and WVEC/Norfolk, so the lobbying efforts arent that big, yet.

    UPDATE: Apparently, WUSA/Washington will also lose customers on the southern end of their market, albeit not in a large area. Apparently, all Fairfax County (excluding the city of Fairfax) is the only county in Northern VA where Comcast doesn't have a stranglehold or monopoly franchise agreement, and where Cox is the sole provider (sans satellite).
     
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    Yeesh... can't speak for the others, but that's a HUGE chunk of WVEC's viewing audience affected with Cox being the primary cable provider for six of the seven cities (Suffolk has Charter/Spectrum)
     
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    Fortunately, most of the 7 Cities also have a modicum of FiOS, plus a decent penetration of satellite TV as well. But, the reason you aren't seeing a BIG kerfuffle is because for the four markets affected, there is a (somewhat) reasonable alternative (other than satellite TV and OTA) because of Cox's low footprint nationwide.

    NOLA would be the biggest loss by market and MVPD coverage -- Cox is the only provider (sans satellite) in New Orleans proper and most other areas south and east of Lake Ponchartrain.

    Most of immediate Phoenix and the northern parts of the market have Centurylink as a competitor, as well as Mediacom w/ a small sliver too in eastern parts. Western parts (towards Vegas) have Frontier.

    Macon is really the only one with no other MVPD in immediate area (Frontier and Mediacom are on the northern fringes). But even then -- Mediacom actually has a small sliver in some spots of Macon proper.
     
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    Don't forget that WKYC will lose folks in Parma and a few other places in Cuyahoga County, even though most of the county is Spectrum.
     
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    It's a big segment though, given Fairfax County is the most populous county in the Washington-Baltimore region. Also, the city of Fairfax is in Cox territory. It's the Reston region where Cox doesn't service. (Comcast does).
     
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    #MeanwhileInSacramento

    You couldn't at least pay your Internet hosting bill?
     

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    On the bright side, I have purchased milk multiple times since 2003. Thank God I was stationed in California.
     
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